Hayley Willems, daughter of Dan and Cherrie Willems, has been chosen to attend the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State held June 16-21 at Iowa State University.

Willems, of Adel, is one of approximately 300 women who have completed their junior year of high school and will study city, county and state government processes.

Iowa Girls State set up their own city, county and state governments and administers them according to the laws of Iowa. The girls will also participate in legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting along with learning deeper knowledge of parliamentary procedures.

The girls attending Girls State are chosen on the basis of interest, leadership and scholastic qualities.